The 3rd Icon Awards Announce Scotland’s Favourites

 

Over 60,000 nominations have been cast to find 100 finalists across Scotland’s who champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community

 

The Icon Awards, Scotland’s premier diversity event, is in its third year and set to hit Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel on 15th September  2017.

 

Over 60,000 nominations were received by members of the public looking to recognise the businesses and individuals working towards an inclusive environment. Nominations were submitted to find champions of diversity and inclusion across categories including Politician of the Year and Role Model.

 

Finalists have been announced in the 15 categories, all of which have been voted for solely by the Scottish public. With nominations showcasing fantastic work across the country, the judging committee faced a tough decision in drawing up the shortlist. Now they face the even tougher job of selecting the winners of Icon 2017. The Icon Awards judging committee is made up of  respected individuals that themselves have showcased a commitment to diversity and include lawyer and University of Glasgow Rector, Aamer Aanwar and Diversity Manager for the Scottish FA, Hala Ousta.

 

Finalists across the categories are invited, along with Icon supporters and special guests, to the Icon Awards 2017 Gala Final. This is a night of celebration for the commitment, of many across Scotland, to championing diversity and inclusion. The sparkling Gala Final, taking over the Hilton Glasgow on the 15th September is expected to attract over 500 guests. Interior design guru and TV presenter, John Amabile will host the evening and the 15 trophies will be presented to their deserving winners. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous three course meal, wine and a smorgasbord of eclectic entertainment.

 

Scott Barclay, Chair of the Icon Awards is humbled by the engagement with The Icon Awards, “As Chair of the 2017 Icon Awards I am incredibly proud to present an outstanding list of finalists. Each of those nominated have went above and beyond in championing inclusion in their own way and have helped Scotland become one of the most welcoming and diverse countries in the world. I wish every single one of our finalists the very best of luck at our Gala Final on the 15th of September and want to thank them for their work in shaping a better future for Scotland.”

 

 

 

 

ENDS – Please see a full list of finalists below.

 

Press Contact

Emma Bashford

Events Manager

07753802853

info@icon-awards.co.uk

 

 

Icon Wedding Awards 2017 Finalists

 

Koosh Photography Wedding Industry Business of the Year
1st Dance Wedding Industry Business of the Year
Chris Johnston Wedding Industry Business of the Year
Pearl & Plum Wedding Industry Business of the Year
Terry Dunn Hair Wedding Industry Business of the Year
Barbara Bryceland Straight Ally Award
Christeen McMurdie Straight Ally Award
Robert & May Miller Straight Ally Award
Cat Leaver Straight Ally Award
Lorraine Kelly Straight Ally Award
Jean Johannsen Straight Ally Award
Rosa Zambonini Straight Ally Award
Nicola Sturgeon Straight Ally Award
Lord Provost Eva Bolander Straight Ally Award
DJ Dantheman Media Coverage of the Year
Pinksixty Media Coverage of the Year
Lucy Martin Media Coverage of the Year
Sean Batty Media Coverage of the Year
Scene Alba Magazine Media Coverage of the Year
Scene Radio Media Coverage of the Year
Jamie McIvor Media Coverage of the Year
Jenn Hall – Alzheimer Scotland Diversity & Inclusion Manager of the Year
Chris McCoy – Visit Scotland Diversity & Inclusion Manager of the Year
Wendy Henderson – City of Edinburgh Council Diversity & Inclusion Manager of the Year
Elaine MacLone – The Law Society Diversity & Inclusion Manager of the Year
Nancy Birney – Glasgow Clyde College Diversity & Inclusion Manager of the Year
Karina Govindji – Vodafone Diversity & Inclusion Manager of the Year
Jane Christie Flight Uniformed Icon of the Year
Lucy Ridgeway – Scottish Prison Service Uniformed Icon of the Year
Frazer Robertson Uniformed Icon of the Year
Gay Police Association Uniformed Icon of the Year
Trans Police Association Uniformed Icon of the Year
Andy Murray Sporting Icon of the Year
Glasgow Frontrunners Sporting Icon of the Year
Scottish Women In Sport Sporting Icon of the Year
Mean City Roller Derby Sporting Icon of the Year
Gordon Reid Sporting Icon of the Year
Angela Crawley Politician of the Year
Mhairi Black Politician of the Year
Ruth Davidson Politician of the Year
Kezia Dugdale Politician of the Year
Hannah Bardell Politician of the Year
The Parsonage at Dunmore Park Venue of the Year
Waterloo Bar Venue of the Year
Spoon Cafe Venue of the Year
Village Hotel Venue of the Year
The Experience Venue of the Year
The Gallery Venue of the Year
CCA Venue of the Year
Annie Wallace Role Model of the Year
Jordan Daly Role Model of the Year
Riyadh Khalaf Role Model of the Year
Hugh Torrance Role Model of the Year
Carole Anderson Role Model of the Year
James Smith Role Model of the Year
Jan Irvine Role Model of the Year
Very Rev Kelvin Holdworth Role Model of the Year
Derek Davies Role Model of the Year
Chris Dunn Role Model of the Year
Pride Edinburgh Event of the Year
Mela Festival Event of the Year
Edinburgh Fringe Event of the Year
Tedx Glasgow Event of the Year
TRNSMT Festval Event of the Year
TIE Campaign Charity of the Year
Mermaids Charity of the Year
Leap Sports Charity of the Year
LGBT Youth Charity of the Year
SBH Scotland Charity of the Year
Paul Skovron Businessperson of the Year
Aynsleigh Carmichael Businessperson of the Year
Christopher Graham Businessperson of the Year
Kieran Weeder-Smytheman Businessperson of the Year
Christian McLeod Businessperson of the Year
Lisa Tait Businessperson of the Year
Linda Riley Businessperson of the Year
David Johnstone Businessperson of the Year
Peter Ferguson Businessperson of the Year
Steven Purcell Businessperson of the Year
David Sinclair Volunteer of the Year
Tommy Clark Volunteer of the Year
John Johnston Volunteer of the Year
Scott Agnew Entertainer of the Year
Dharma Geddon Entertainer of the Year
Barbara Bryceland Entertainer of the Year
Robert & May Miller Entertainer of the Year
Ginger Rogers Drag Queen Entertainer of the Year
Angela Grace Brown Entertainer of the Year
Social Bite Employer of the Year
After Digital Employer of the Year
The Law Society Employer of the Year
Asda Employer of the Year
Visit Scotland Employer of the Year
RBS Employer of the Year
Barclays Employer of the Year
Edinburgh City Council Employer of the Year
Vodafone Employer of the Year
Clydesdale Bank Employer of the Year
Sky Employer of the Year
29 Studios Employer of the Year